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Children typically grow up fearing the monsters under their beds, but what about the ones looming inside their heads? While the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that over 20 percent of children have struggled with mental health issues at some point, such issues among this population have just recently become part of the […]

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First dates can be stressful. The nervous butterflies most people feel before a first date can take the form of sheer anxiety for many individuals with tic disorders, including Tourette syndrome (TS). The Tourette Association of America reports that approximately six in 1,000 children struggle with the disorder. The prevalence of TS in adults “is […]

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Competition is an inevitable part of life. The natural feelings of competitiveness that most experience on some level can be healthy or harmful to an individual’s mental health, depending on how these feelings are managed. When left unacknowledged and unaddressed, these competitive tendencies can increase anxiety and lead to behaviors that interfere with interpersonal relationships. […]

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Many people are unable to live in the moment out of fear they are missing out on something that could be a game-changer in their lives, relationships or careers. These are the friends who cannot commit to hanging out until the last minute or the romantic partner who does not want to “put a label” […]

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Chris Crocker has a complex history with Internet trolls and cyberbullying. The YouTube sensation, who originally rose to social media fame following his heartfelt 2007 “Leave Britney Alone” video, shut down his YouTube channel earlier this month in response to hateful comments constantly posted on the videos he uploaded. Crocker, who openly struggles with mental […]

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When swimming in the ocean, a young surfer sees a dorsal fin slowly coming toward him. He immediately feels panic and internally debates whether it would be best to attempt to outswim the shark or face it head-on. Just as he decides he cannot outswim the creature in its own habitat, the animal leaps into […]

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In theory, the concept of “living each day as if it’s your last” is an effective way to live in the moment and encourage spontaneity. However, what happens when reckless spending paves the way for debt, casual sex leads to sexually transmitted diseases and partying with friends turns into substance abuse and addiction? In a […]

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For most, less money means more stress. The U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Reserve report that the average amount of credit card debt per household in the United States is approximately $7,697. These weighty numbers can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. Those who struggle with mental health issues might be more likely […]

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There is no smell quite like that of a newly opened box of crayons. This scent can make an individual nostalgic for his or her childhood, but the reality is that new memories of crayons can be made by adults every day. Psychologists note the therapeutic qualities of coloring can help adults manage stress and […]

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Many people view their birthdays as a joyous celebration, a time to connect with family and friends. Others struggle with birthday anxiety or depression. Some just don’t get what all the hoopla is about. The reactions people have to their birthdays are varying and often dependent on the individual’s past experiences and current circumstances. The […]


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